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Kings Courtyard Inn

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Built in 1853, Kings Courtyard Inn is one of downtown Charleston, South Carolina's most historic inns. Architect Francis D. Lee designed the three-story antebellum structure in the Greek revival style with unusual Egyptian detail. The building is one of King Street's largest and oldest structures, and has had many uses during its 150 year existence. The building has housed high quality shops, private residences and at one time, the upper floors served as hotel rooms for plantation owners, shipping interests and merchant guests. Kings Courtyard Inn is located in the heart of Charleston's historic district. The Inn maintains the residential atmosphere of lower King Street, and extreme care has been taken to ensure the necessary architectural and historic accuracy for which Charleston is famous. Each of the rooms has an individual distinction. All rooms feature oversized beds- some have canopied beds and fireplaces. Many rooms boast excellent views of the inn's interior courtyards. All hotel guests receive complimentary sherry on arrival and a morning newspaper delivered to the room. They also receive a continental breakfast served each morning in their room, the courtyards, or in the breakfast room. Kings Courtyard Inn is within easy walking distance of Charleston's historic homes, gardens, churches and only a block away from the City Market. Here, one may explore interesting shops or enjoy a delicious meal at one of the city's many delightful restaurants.
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129Restaurantswithin 0.5 km
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This hotel has become my favorite in Charleston due to the extra ordinary service as the staff and management go over and above expectation. I celebrated my birthday and was treated as a princess. The location is centrally located and near all of the best attractions and
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Wonderful team atmosphere, friendly staff that makes you feel welcome the moment u step into the inn! Charming rooms, so conveniently located, you can literally walk everywhere. The courtyard is so welcoming when u enter from King street. I would stay here again and again!!
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Response from OwnerCharmingInns, Owner at Kings Courtyard Inn
Responded 1 Nov 2018
Thank you for choosing to stay at the Kings Courtyard Inn. We constantly strive to exceed our guests' expectations and take pride in delivering a five-star experience. We are glad to hear that our location on King Street made it easy for you to enjoy your time in the city. We hope to have you as our guest again on your next trip to Charleston. Sincerely, Richard Widman, Proprietor
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All people we encountered with worked hard, were kind and very helpful. Location was outstanding. Loved the wine and cheese in the afternoon. Altogether, we loved the place and enjoyed our time there.
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Response from OwnerCharmingInns, Owner at Kings Courtyard Inn
Responded 1 week ago
Thank you for taking the time to review your recent stay at Kings Courtyard Inn. I am thrilled to read such high praise for our team, accommodations, and amenities. Our staff is one of our biggest assets and we are thrilled they were able to make such a positive impact on your stay. I hope to welcome you back to visit us at Kings Courtyard Inn again soon. Sincerely, Richard Widman, Proprietor
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Our stay here could not have been better. We loved the beautiful historic property; the ideal location; and the staff. Our 2-bedroom/2-bath suite was a rare find and the perfect setup for us. The breakfast was a great start to each day and the wine reception a nice touch before
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Response from OwnerCharmingInns, Owner at Kings Courtyard Inn
Responded 2 weeks ago
Thank you for taking the time to review your recent stay at Kings Courtyard Inn. Our passionate staff is one of our greatest assets and they are a great resource for planning your days in Charleston. We pride ourselves on being able to offer a historic hotel with modern amenities and we are glad our complimentary wine and cheese and spacious rooms exceeded your expectations. We hope to have you stay with us again in the future. Sincerely, Richard Widman, Proprietor
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I'm hesitant to write this review because I want to keep this hidden gem all to myself. But, it definitely deserves to be shared. The rooms are beautiful. The courtyard is amazing. They have wine and cheese at night, sherry before bed, breakfast in the morning. The staff is
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Response from OwnerCharmingInns, Owner at Kings Courtyard Inn
Responded 2 weeks ago
Thank you for choosing to stay at the Kings Courtyard Inn. I am delighted to hear that you enjoyed your recent stay and that the service you received from our staff made such a memorable impact on your time at our hotel. Our passionate staff is one of our greatest assets and they are a great resource for planning your days in Charleston. I am glad to hear that our location on King Street made it easy for you to enjoy your time in the city. I hope to welcome you back to visit us at Kings Courtyard Inn again soon. Sincerely, Richard Widman, Proprietor
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tall antique bed, but a little hard
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The bed was beautiful and very comfortable
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I don't have a comparison, as far as what the other rooms look like, but the room we stayed in was nice. It has an old historic feel, with original hardwoods but the bathroom was nicely renovated with a roomy shower. They are no more than 5 or 10 steps from the main building. You will not feel isolated at all.
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Flobow have you had any luck with pet friendly info? I travel with my small dog and usually stay at the sister Inn, John Rutledge House Inn. I can attest their pet friendly rooms are terrific. I’m just looking to stay someplace different in April when I visit Charleston.
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Where is the parking?
Thank you for your inquiry. Off-street parking located behind the inn in the Market Horelbeck Lot at 131 Market Street. The cost for parking is $14 per evening. Please let us know if you have any other questions!
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Our hotel is located in the heart of Charleston, so our guests occasionally experience some city noise. If you are a light sleeper, we recommend asking for a room that is not on King Street. Please let us know if you have any other questions.
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"Don't trust your GPS to take you to the parking lot."
"Room 604 which was actually on the third floor was quiet and there is an elevator."
"Some of the queen rooms have working gas log fireplaces. Some of the king rooms have Juliet balconies."
"Interior rooms overlooking the courtyard are likely quieter than those looking onto King street."
"We loved the room's view of King Street, with the fantastic antique store, across the street."
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PRICE RANGE
US$180 - US$347 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
ALSO KNOWN AS
kings courtyard hotel charlestoncourtyard hotel charlestoncourtyard hotel kingscourtyard charlestoncharleston courtyard
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United StatesSouth CarolinaCoastal South CarolinaCharlestonDowntown
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44
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